Scality Breakout Sessions

OpenStack Summit: Austin

Those who attend our breakout sessions on Wednesday April 27th will automatically get a free Scality t-shirt! Come on time! Shirts will run out fast!

Breakout Session 1

Wednesday April 27
09:50AM – 10:30AM

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Topic: Six years OpenStack, what’s next?

It was in the Austin Convention center that OpenStack was first announced in July 2010 by the Rackspace marketing team. The OpenStack project was started to help organizations build cloud-computing services leveraging standard hardware. The community’s first official release appeared four months later. In 2011, developers of the Ubuntu Linux distribution adopted OpenStack. Ubuntu’s sponsor Canonical then introduced full support for OpenStack clouds. In the years to come, OpenStack would become the biggest open source initiative since Linux, supported by a fast-growing community. A recent major breakthrough came in August 2015, when Platform9 announced that its OpenStack distribution was fully interoperable with VMware vSphere. Join us for – and participate in – an exciting panel with Canonical’s Marc Shuttleworth, Scality’s Jerome Lecat, Matthew Curley from HPE and Steve Muir from Comcast, moderated by Ashish Nadkarni from IDC. The panelists will give their views on the past and future of OpenStack: what have we achieved so far, where are we going and most importantly, how will users benefit from the community’s efforts?


  • Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical)
  • Jerome Lecat (Scality)
  • Steve Muir (Comcast)
  • Ashish Nadkarni (IDC)
  • Matthew Curley (HPE)

Breakout Session 2

Wednesday April 27
11:00AM – 11:40AM

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Topic: Open Networking and Software Defined Storage based on Linux yields many benefits

Open Networking with Software-Defined Storage allows for the freedom of selection of hardware and software. Leveraging the open platform model on bare-metal switches and servers, the unified network and storage solution allows common automation, management and monitoring framework.

Join Scality and Cumulus as we discuss the benefits of deploying Open Networking and Software-Defined Storage on an open platform. See how these new models address the daily challenges encountered by modern enterprises such as common management and monitoring tools, convenient locality solutions, and automatic load balancing.


  • Nolan Leake (Cumulus)
  • Giorgio Regni (Scality)

Breakout Session 3

Wednesday April 27
12:00PM – 12:40PM

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Topic: OpenStack Unified Storage: One Platform to Rule Them All

In the realm of data storage, OpenStack provides APIs for elastic and on-demand self-service provisioning of block, file and object storage. Using traditional storage solutions, this often leads to the independent procurement and management of several types of storage systems (SAN, NAS, object-store cluster) leading to storage silos; which is costly and inefficient.

In this session we present an overview of Scality’s storage platform including its design principles and architecture, followed by a live demo featuring Openstack integration with a Scality cluster. The demo will highlight the storage services and unique failure recovery mechanisms built into the Scality RING.

Come learn about how a unified storage approach enables storage consolidation and unified management for OpenStack deployments. See how Scality provides unified storage services for OpenStack through the implementation of drivers for all four of the OpenStack project’s persistent storage services: Swift, Cinder, Manila and Glance.


  • Nicolas Trangez (Scality)
  • Jordan Pittier (Scality)